Hidden track

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kaylee, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. kaylee macrumors regular

    kaylee

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    Ok, I have a track in iTunes that is nearly 9 mins long. However, it is actually a track followed by a few mins of silence followed by a hidden track. How would I go about making it two separate tracks, or at least shortening the silence between the two?
     
  2. Cybernanga macrumors regular

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    If you have QuickTime Pro, you can open the son in QuickTime, and Cut, Copy and Paste selections of the track.
     
  3. kaylee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks for that cybernanger, but I don't have Quicktime Pro. Is there any other way?
     
  4. OSX Panther macrumors member

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    download sound studio! cant remember the link, but i think i found it somwhere on apple.com
     
  5. kaylee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks OSXPanther. I actually have sound studio on here already (comes pre-installed on iBooks), but I didn't even think of it to do this. I've taken the extra silence out (decided that I wanted to leave it as one track), and the only annoying thing was I had to save from sound studio as AIFF, and then re-encode into AAC - although I haven't noticed any sound quality difference from the original to the edited version.
     
  6. cubixcrayfish macrumors member

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    This needs to be like sticked, I see this thread every week
     
  7. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    You can trick iTunes into making it stop the track sooner. Select your song, press apple+i and go to the Options tab, tick the box off that says Stop Time, and change the time to which you want it to stop.
     
  8. corywoolf macrumors 65816

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    off topic, but damn i wish i was in cape cod right now! ;)
     
  9. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    Pre installed on iBooks? New ones only?
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It was at least as far back as the first round of G4 iBooks -- mine from Dec/03 has it.
     
  11. kaylee thread starter macrumors regular

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    cubixcrayfish - i did actually search the forums for about half an hour before I posted this. I found threads that mentioned hidden tracks, but nothing about how change them into two separate tracks.

    musicpyrite - i did already know that you can change when the song ends /stops in itunes, but i wanted both of the songs so doing that would have lost out the hidden track.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for that, I didn't notice that app before! Pretty cool. Would Garageband be a valid alternative for this or is that a more complicated option?
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Not on my iBook G4 from Nov '03... :confused: :(
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Strangeness. Could it be a USA / Norway thing? It's always been sittinng in /Applications/Sound Studio/ for me. :(
     

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